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Old September 9th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Old September 9th, 2009, 10:42 PM
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Absolutely agree.. the charm of many ports will be ruined when they have to dredge harbors to accomodate larger and larger ships.. There is now a controversy about doing this in Venice...The charm of Bermuda and being docked in St. George is past...ships are too big to go through the "pass". The people w ho book these cruises want a resort, they won't care about the "cruising experience"... Personally I don't want a merry go ground, an ice skating ring or a bowling alley..Maybe I'm old fashioned.. As an active senior I maybe in the minority but you will never see me on the Epic or the Oasis. The Captain of a ship once told me that people want bigger and better... like cars...
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We agree----too many large ships will ruin a lot of hwat we have enjoyed in cruising. Even last year in Alaska you could not walk on the streets with all the passengers in town. At least for the time being we still have a choice between one of the really large ships and the smaller H/A ships. It's the ports and all ashore that we will eventually miss.
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I have to disagree. There will remain a cruise line and cruise ship for everybody. The cruise lines would be foolish, from a business perspective, to only cater to those that enjoy large ships. Smaller, more simplistic ships are less expensive to maintain than the largest with the newest technologies. That being said, if the mainsteam lines want to focus primarily on large ships, the best way to go about it is to splinter off companies that specialize in smaller ships for around the same costs. That is how I would do it anyway, but that is just me.
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